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Passau Vienna Bike and Barge Tour 8-day (Kath)

  • 8days
  • Germany

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Bike and Barge Tour 8-days Passau to Vienna and back

The bike tour along the German/Austrian Danube is a very special experience because your “floating hotel” is always with you! Gently downhill, you will cycle along lush green river banks, through small, dreamy villages in the impressive Danube landscapes. You will discover the breathtaking natural wonder of the “Great Loop” (a swift 180º turn!) and immerse yourself in legendary Wachau with its vineyard terraces and enchanted castles and monasteries. Then Vienna – an abundance of sights! A city, hard to describe – you have to see and feel it! Sights like St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the city hall are easy to reach during a wonderful sightseeing tour by bike. A stroll through the Naschmarkt (famous food market) is a wonderful cultural and culinary adventure. You can also relax at any of the cosy coffee houses or at a typical traditional Viennese wine taverns in the suburbs. The highlights of the tour: Passau, the City of 3 rivers, the Schloegen Danube Loop, the World Heritage Site Wachau, Upper Austria’s capital Linz, the cosmopolitan city Vienna with a plethora of sights.

Accommodation:

The comfortable boat provides the right ambience to make you feel at ease. Onboard the premium ship you can expect classic elegance, a tasteful interior and a friendly crew. Enjoy the special atmosphere and let yourself be spoilt by the good cuisine. On two passenger decks, you will find a panoramic restaurant, a comfortable salon, two bars and an inviting foyer, a book corner, a small shop and a hairdresser's salon. On the spacious, partly covered sun deck there are enough deck chairs available. 

All 71 cabins are outside cabins and comfortably and tastefully furnished featuring en-suite facilities with shower/WC, hairdryer, air-conditioning, TV, on-board-radio, telephone and a small refrigerator. 

Upper deck: 29 two-bed cabins, 1 triple cabin und 2 single cabins;
all cabins have approx. 11 m2 with french balcony (= floor-to-ceiling windows which can be opened). 2-bed cabins with a sofa bed and a pullman bed (stowed during the day for more comfort). In the triple cabin, a 3rd bed is folded down from the wall (max. 80 kg).

Main deck: 38 two-bed cabins, 1 single cabin (all cabins have approx. 11 m2) with two sofa beds standing in a right angle and a picture window (not to open). 

Technical Details:

Year of construction: 1990. Refurbishment: 2015. Registry: Malta. Length: 110 m. Width: 11.20 m. Draft: 1 m. Passengers: max. 140.

Number of crew: 30.

Tour Character: 

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. All cycle tours can be classified as being easy.

Included in the Bike and Barge Tour:

  • 7 nights in outside cabins with private facilities 
  • Programme according itinerary from/to Passau
  • All passenger fees and port fees
  • Captains greeting and Welcome-Drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning.Changing of towels and linen necessary.
  • Breakfast
  • Packed lunch for cyclists or lunch snack on board (non-cyclists)
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • 6x 3-course-dinner
  • 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink
  • On-board musician
  • Daily informational meeting
  • Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • Tour guide on board

Not included in the tour:

  • Journey to and from Passau
  • Shuttles
  • Bike rental
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • City maps
  • Ferry fees
  • Travel insurances
  • Parking fees
  • Tips
  • Drinks on board

Notes:

  • Please be aware that the cabin storage space is very limited
  • Smoking: the interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.
  • Land excursions: we offer an optional (surcharge - not included in the tour price) excursion programme which can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only.
  • Together with your travel documents, you will get a brief description.
  • Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English)
  • We recommend to wear a bike helmet, compulsory use for helmets: In Austria for children till 12 years, in Slovakia for children till 15 years and for all cyclists outside built-up areas. 

Arrival/parking/departures:

  • Parking space inclusive transfer to/from ship 68 EUR
  • Parking garage inclusive transfer to/from ship 79 EUR
  • (registration form in the travel-documents, payable on-site)
  • Departures Saturdays only

If you would like to rent a bike (75 EUR) or e-bike (165 EUR) helmet (40 EUR), please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Passau – Engelhartszell

    The Episcopal city close to the Austrian border is also known as the "City of Three Rivers." Boarding time is at approx. 4-5pm, departure around 7pm Enjoy your first dinner on board and an evening sail to Engelhartszell.

  • Day 2

    Engelhartszell – Untermühl – "Great Loop“ – Linz, ca. 35 km

    Need a boost? Try some of the special cordials and liqueurs in the Trappist monastery in Engelhartszell. Supposedly, they have "special healing power." Downstream, the way leads you to pretty villages amid the natural landscape. For a change take the little ferry boat through the romantic Schlögener loop, where the river makes a very abrupt 180-degree turn (approx. 3 EUR per person). Shipping from Untermühl to Linz. Tip: discover Linz, the capital of upper Austria while riding on the bright yellow City-Express.

  • Day 3

    Linz – Mauthausen – Grein, ca. 36 - 42km

    In the early morning shipping to Mauthausen. You have the possibility to visit the memorial-place KZ Mauthausen. The Celtic town Mitterkirchen gives you an insight of the past. For easy cyclists the tour leads along the Danube, the alternative route, "Clam Castle," through the beautiful backcountry of the "Strudengau" is slightly hilly, but a fantastic landscape. Worth a visit in Grein: the impressive Castle of Greinburg.

  • Day 4

    Grein – Melk – Tulln, ca. 50km

    Today's stage is marked by a diverse landscape. At the beginning, there is the Strudengau – a narrow point of the Danube which used to be notorious amongst skippers. The valley expands from Persenbeug and the bike tour leads you further to Melk with its gorgeous baroque monastery of the Benedictine brethren. On deck, you enjoy the sunset and the beautiful evening illumination of the Wachau. Today's final destination is Tulln, famous for its numerous market gardens where the famous Art Nouveau artist Egon Schiele was born.

  • Day 5

    Tulln – Vienna-Nussdorf / (Korneuburg may also be possible), ca. 35km

    Right in front of Vienna's entrance, embedded in a breathtaking landscape, the monastery of Klosterneuburg is situated. You can already see the cupola of this 900-year-old baroque building from a distance. "Kahlenbergerdorf" with it's wine taverns is definitely worth a visit. After a stroll through the vineyards, you can enjoy the panoramic view over Vienna.

  • Day 6

    Vienna-Nussdorf / Korneuburg (day of rest)

    You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest like the St. Stephens Cathedral and the Hofburg, the gorgeous boulevard "Ringstraβe" with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House or the town hall that takes you back to the past. Take your time in the afternoon to stroll or visit one of the famous Viennese coffee bars. In the night shipping to Dürnstein or Rossatz.

  • Day 7

    Wachau – Pöchlarn, ca. 39km

    Your last biking day is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy villages, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everybody. A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Dürnstein, while the blue tower of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In the evening farewell dinner and cocktail.

  • Day 8

    Departure from Passau

    Every journey draws to an end. Arrival in Passau is about 10am, disembarkation half an hour later. We recommend to arrange connecting trips from noon onwards.

    We reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal).

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 24 2021 Jun 05 2021 80 Single rooms 999€
Double rooms 699€
May 08 2021 May 15 2021 80 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
May 22 2021 May 29 2021 80 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 899€
Jun 05 2021 Jun 12 2021 80 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 899€
Jun 19 2021 Jun 26 2021 80 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 899€
Jul 03 2021 Jul 10 2021 80 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 899€
Jul 17 2021 Jul 24 2021 80 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 899€
Jul 31 2021 Aug 07 2021 80 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 899€
Aug 14 2021 Aug 21 2021 80 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 899€
Aug 28 2021 Sep 04 2021 80 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 899€
Sep 18 2021 Sep 25 2021 80 Single rooms 1,099€
Double rooms 799€
Oct 02 2021 Oct 09 2021 80 Single rooms 999€
Double rooms 699€

Car rental in Germany

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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